Garden Programs for 2011—Open to all

2011 Laurin Wheeler Program Series

Flower, Garden and Nature Society of NWAR


January  15     Round-table discussion. Bring favorite garden tool for show

and tell and be prepared to share what works for you in your


February 19    Karyn Zaremba-Culver, owner of Bean Mountain Farms and Herbal

Simplicity, will present a hands-on program, “I’ve Grown These

Beautiful Herbs, Now What Do I Do With Them?”, featuring how to

make herbal sugars, vinegars and oils.

March 19        C. Colston Burrell, international lecturer, garden designer, award winning

author, naturalist and photographer. Books include: Hellebores: A

Comprehensive Guide, Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants, Rodale’s

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials, Perennial Combinations,

Perennials for Today’s Gardens and A Gardener’s Encyclopedia of

Wildflowers. His garden, Bird Hill, near Charlottesville, Virginia was featured

in the New York Times and other publications.  “Native

Alternatives to Invasive Plants”

April 16        Dr. Gerald Klingaman, Director of Operations, Botanical Garden of the

Ozarks,  “Hardy Ferns for Northwest Arkansas.”

May 21         Gail Pianalto, Washington County Master Gardener and co-founder of

Wa. Co. Junior Master Gardeners, has given talks at 4 national meetings

of  the American Horticulture Society’s Children and Youth Gardening

Symposium. She will present as “Luna Lovegood on Moon Gardening,”

about how the garden doesn’t go to sleep at night.

As the day shift leaves, the night shift comes to work.

June 11         Through the Garden Gate tour at selected Northwest Arkansas  gardens

July 16          Leigh Wilkerson, organic gardener and garden writer,

“Edible Landscaping”

August 20       Tom Dillard, Director of Special Collections, UA Library,

“More than Hostas: Gardening in the Shade.”

September 17   Dr. Ashley Dowling, UA Entomology Department, “Ant lions, Tiger

Beetles and Lace Wings, Oh My!” The story on the “other” benefi-

cial insects that help us control garden pests.

October 15       Larry Lowman, former owner of very successful Ridgecrest Nursery

in Wynne, AR. “Native Success Stories by a Southern Nurseryman.”

November 19   Steve Sampers, president of NWA Master Naturalists, will give a

presentation on the  “Master Naturalist Program and Training.”

Social time begins at 9:30 with the programs starting around 10:00 a.m. Contact: Lynn Rogers, 479-521-9090. Meet in

Student Center of NWAR Technical Institute, 709 S. Old Missouri Rd.,

(red light at Ford and Hwy 265) Springdale, AR. Meetings are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Japanese Iris (I. ensata) 'Strut and Flourish'

8 thoughts on “Garden Programs for 2011—Open to all

  1. Pingback: Garden Programs for 2011—Open to all (via From Lynn's Garden) « From Lynn's Garden

  2. Hello!

    I am new to town and an herbalist! So I am excited to have found your blog. Could you tell me are all these classes posted held at the student center?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Amanda,
      Glad to hear from you. You may join at the first meeting this Saturday or I can send you the last newsletter w/ a form at the bottom, which you can fill our and bring w/ you to the meeting w/ a check.
      Be sure you let me know who you are.
      I’m looking forward to meeting you.

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